Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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“New Ubuntu release 12.04 is available” I don't see this message in Update Manager (Ubuntu 11.10)

I want to upgrade from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04. I have selected "For any new version" in "Notify me of a new Ubuntu version". I executed the following commands successfully: sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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Can't update anymore since the upgrade to 13.04 broke down

A few days ago I tried to upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 but in the middle of the upgrade my computer shut down due to power problems in my house. After I booted my computer again there was a problem ...
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file browsing window crashes when attempting 'file->open' after upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04

After upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04, whenever I attempt to open a file from any application (firefox, thunderbird, vlc, etc..) besides gedit, the file browsing window doesn't display any files and is ...
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dpkg error when installing linux

After running: sudo apt-get -f install or sudo apt-get install linux this error appears: dpkg: error processing linux-generic (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured dpkg: ...
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Ubuntu dependency problems after `do-release-upgrade`

I recently performed do-release-upgrade, and it appears to have broken some of my packages. I can't properly apt-get autoremove or apt-get upgrade any more. $ sudo apt-get install -f ... Errors ...
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Neverwinter Nights does not run in 13.04

I installed Neverwinter Nights on this very machine while running 12.10, following the instructions here. Since upgrading to 13.04, nwn hangs when I run it. This is a strace log file generated by my ...
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Cannot log in with GUI after 12.10->13.04 upgrade

Yesterday I ran the graphical program that offered to upgrade my Ubuntu 12.10 system to 13.04 and it appeared to run flawlessly. By that I mean it presented no errors or warnings, ran to completion, ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.10 -> 13.04 Upgrade & MDADM Raid Arrary

Now that 13.04 is out - i am looking to upgrade my home server (test rig) to have a play. Just wondering what effect running do-release-upgrade Would have on my MDADM raid array? Would it survive ...
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Wireless on Samsung Q530 stop working after upgrading to 13.04

The saved password is still the same in the wireless config under System Settings. The system sees all of the available networks, but cant connect to my home wifi. This worked fine in ubuntu 12.10. ...
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Upgrade to quantal went wrong

I have an asus ux32 and recently upgraded to quantal. Problems began when compiz suddenly crashed mid upgrading process and rebooted automaticaly. After a sudo apt-get upgrade -f and a reboot my ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 upgrade failed

Today I upgraded to 13.04 (from 12.10) and I already regret doing this because while upgrading my whole system froze (waited for more than 2 hours) and I had to use a hard shutdown. Since that moment ...
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Why is my Ubuntu diplaying inconsistent version using two different methods?

I recently updated my Ubuntu from 12.10 to 13.04 using commands: sudo apt-get update and upgraded sudo apt-get upgrade After that I did do-release-upgrade -d But after sometime my system ...
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Window theme won't change (gnome 3.8)

I've just upgraded from 12.04, to 12.10, to 13.04 using the software updater, and I've upgraded Gnome from 3.4 to 3.8. The problem is, when I try to change my theme using the Tweak Tool, I am only ...
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Problem with opened windows

After upgrading Ubuntu from 12.10 to 13.04 all windows, which I open just hopping up and down throught customs screen. How can I fix it?
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I've made a mistake keeping the “obsolete packages” upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10

How do I get back to that point, so I can confirm to not keep the "obsolete packages" for Ubuntu 12.10 work normally? With the packages I've kept it's working much slower and I think it's because of ...
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How can I complete the failed upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I tried to upgrade to 12.04 LTS but it got stuck at 36 minutes to complete upgrading. I restarted the computer and cannot boot my previous version of Ubuntu 2.6.32. It stuck at this message: since ...
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Can not install phpmyadmin and mysql

after an interrupted upgrade of ubuntu 10.04 server LTS to ubuntu 12.04 server LTS somethings weren't installed correctly. Anyways I installed apache, ftp, phpmyadmin etc. At some point I deleted some ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 just Killed Wine & ZSNES

My system just did a partial upgrade. I was busy doing something else so just let it get on with things. Now it has removed Wine and ZSNES and won't allow me to reinstall them! Is there a way to ...
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Upgrading to Ubuntu

I really like the open source ideology and am thinking of installing ubuntu. Currently I'm using windows 8 but my computer was originally windows 7. Much of the software I currently have on my ...
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Tried to install a Kernel, now i have mutliple problems!

I tried to upgrade the kernal to 3.8.2 but it didn't work. So after learning that 3.8 wouldn't work with bumblebee I tried to go back and install 3.5.25. It still didn't work. uname -r says: ...
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Disk errors, then can't update anymore

So software update tells me it's done some new upgrades for me. So I oblige, but then I get a weird error message saying that my disk is read-only or something. So I open a new terminal window to ...
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Problems booting 12.04.2 after update

I recently bought parts for a small mediacenter PC, and planned on running ubuntu with XBMC. I'm having massive problems with installing ubuntu and thinking about switching to windows (worst case). ...
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Missing options from settings panel in ubuntu after upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10

After upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 I am missing multiple options in the settings panel. Most seem to be display related like sticky edges in the display panel the behavior tab in the appearance ...
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Should I install GRUB while upgrading Ubuntu from 10.04 to 12.04 on a VPS?

I just purchased a VPS running Ubuntu 10.04. During the installation, it asked if I would like to install GRUB. I actually don't know if I want to install GRUB or not. I'm afraid that I may mess ...
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cannot reinstall skype after manually removing its “held back” package

I am running 12.04 (precise) Ubuntu on my computer, which I keep it up to date. Recently skype started being listed as a "kept back" package whenever I ran a software update. Stupidly I uninstalled ...
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Tripple booting with Refit

I am currently working on a MAC that is dual booting Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit with MAC OS X (Lion I think) 64-bit via Refit; I never use the OS X partition because I can't stand the UI on Macs, my question ...
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Pause upgrade halfway through?

With my current Internet connection, it will take about 18 hours to download all the files needed to upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10. Is there a way that I can first download the files in the background ...
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Active Directory user + Upgrade to 12.10 -> Empathy is KO

I'm facing a pretty annoying bug. I've just upgraded my computer from 12.04 to 12.10. On 12.04, my user account was connected to my Active Directory server, this also works after the upgrade. Since ...
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Ubuntu Upgrade Issue - ISO Files

Earlier ISO files downloaded from the Ubuntu Websites contained an upgrade script. Thus the ISO image could be mounted and the upgrade command issued. Current ISO images seem to miss that command ...
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My ssh server stop accepting public keys after an upgrade

I know this has been asked 100 times but I tried the answers in other places (including changing permission of my ~/ssh directory) and I couldn't find a method to solve the problem. Background: my ssh ...
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free space in boot for upgrade to 14.04

Can not upgrade to 14.04. Not enough free space in /boot again. No obsolete kernels detectable. What gives? :~$ ls /boot/ abi-3.11.0-13-generic initrd.img-3.11.0-26-generic ...
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Option to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 not present in updater

According to http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/upgrade there should be an upgrade button, and it's not there. I really don't want to re-install; can't afford the time to set things up again!
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upgrading to ubuntu 14.04, edit grub.cfg ro to rw everywhere?

I was upgrading my ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 and was having this exact Ubuntu 14.04 doesn' t boot after upgrade from 12.04 installed inside Windows 8.1 problem. I have been able to start my system ...
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Boot partition full, failed upgrade prevents cleaning

This seems to be a common problem area from all the other questions and answers but none of them seem to address my specific problem. After several upgrades my server boot partition filled up. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Fails after upgrade

Just yesterday, 11 DEC 2014, I installed 195MB worth of updates on a 14.04 LTS box that I have been preparing to give as gift. I first installed 14.04 a couple of months ago and all upgrades went fine ...
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How can I install upgrades from a local place?

I have not been able to upgrade my software in my 12.04 ubuntu (in VB), I always get a timeout trying to fetch items from repos. Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main ...
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graphics error upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04

im having same message also, would it be easy to install a new graphic software after upgrading it from 12.04 to 14.04? or should i remove the unity 3d first then upgrade it to 14.04? Unity3D Warning ...
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zpool will not mount after upgrade to 14.4

After upgrading my Ubuntu to 14.04 my server wouldn't complete boot. Hooking it up to a monitor I see that it failed to export my zfs and that by pressing the "s" key, I could bypass that. Doing so, ...
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Messed up while installing octave in Ubuntu 14.04. Having trouble doing apt-get upgrade & apt-get -f install now

Output of apt-get upgrade: Reading package lists... Building dependency tree... Reading state information... 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 1 not fully installed or ...
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Error message after upgrading ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04

I upgraded from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 but now each time I turn on my pc an error message comes like system program problem detected I tried the command rm /var/crash/* but when I put command in ...
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update jack audio server package in ubuntustudio 14.04 from 1.9.9.5 to 1.9.10

can someone tell me how can I install jackd2 package in ubuntu studio 64bit 14.04? jack version 1.9.10 was publiced july 2014, so it was not part of ubuntu studio 14.04. I believe it is part of ...
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Fix extracted but not configured package blocker

Problems started after an unexpected power loss while executing apt-get dist-upgrade. When I now run command (as root) apt-get dist-upgrade and got the following output: Reading package lists ... ...
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When will Ubuntu release an update to work flawlessly on Surface Pro 3?

I wanted to load Ubuntu on my Surface Pro 3 but after some research have realized there are way too many issues. Such as WiFi unstable, type cover not working, Bluetooth stylus not fully functional, ...
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I can't upgrade Kubuntu 14.04 to 14.10

I have issues upgrading Kubuntu 14.04 to 14.10, I looked up all the previous questions concerning this issue, but nothing helped. The problem I get is the same, either I try to update using command ...
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Flash player malfunction after upgrade to 14.04

I am missing or have a problem with flash player after upgrade from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. this is reported after i try to play a you tube aplication
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Problems after upgrading from ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10

Hi after upgrading from ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. When I start up my system it is asking to restart nautilus, but the box is not highlighted so I can't restart nautilus. Secondly, the cursor is not ...
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Can't upgrade to 14.04

I'm trying to upgrade a dual-boot system from Ubuntu 12.04to 14.04 following your instructions. Partitions are all in place from before. Everything works fine until I tell it to install Ubuntu to the ...
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Ubuntu Hangs after upgrading to 14.10

Hi Í'm not really a Linux geek, but old-timer +15 years as a Microsoft sysadmin. Anyway, I have become very happy with my MediaCenter as an Ubuntu Desktop, have all running fine, Java, Wine, Netflix ...
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Update Ubuntu without updating X11?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 because the latest ABI my nvidia driver supports is 14 (my gpu is NVIDIA Tegra), and they won't update it to 15. While Ubuntu moved on to ABI 15 after Ubuntu 13.04. Is there ...
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Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 Stuck

I use Ubuntu 13.10 and I wanted to upgrade to 14.04. I used the GUI but the installation is stuck on this command for hours Setting up mono-4.0-gac (3.2.8+dfsg-4ubuntu1) ... Setting up mono-gac ...